Garlic, Chilli, Prawns and Zoodles, simple to make. Summer time we love a quick meal that is tasty low calorie and easy to prepare. This recipe uses the Zucchini spaghetti (Zoodles) which is available in Coles, however if you want to carb up you can replace it with normal spaghetti too.
This recipe has 13 grams of carbs and if you use wheat spaghetti, 65 carbs per serve. Try it you will be surprised how yummy Zoodles can be.
Nutritional Facts: Fresh garlic is rich in active compounds such as allicin and allion, with proven natural antiviral and antibacterial properties that can help fight and ward off infections such as the common cold and flu.
Dinner time in summer after a hot day I normally crave for something light, tasty and low on fat.
We found a great recipe from Taste.com for Lemon Chicken Noodle Salad. Now this recipe does require you to marinate the chicken for 30 min before hand, but if you are short on time just through it straight into the wok, still tastes good.
What I do like about the Taste.com recipe they do provide the nutritional value as well. This recipe has 1227 kj or 293 calories so if you are calorie counting it will keep you well in your daily requirements.
What are the best ways to spice up a vegetarian BBQ?
With many people moving away from eating meat, having a few techniques to spice up the veggies is a must for this summer. The best way to add extra flavours is add spices such as paprika, salt, pepper or chipotle chilli sauce. Here are some ideas to add those flavours to your mean. Read more…
If you are after a meat alternative to throw on the BBQ there are a number great products on the market. Check out the Meat Alternative Company, available in Coles these products are so good you will have the meat eaters fomo your hamburgers.
I am always looking at healthy easy things to take to work for lunch and this Cold Chicken Soba Noodle Bowl from Myfitnesspal is perfect. For me I love the asian flavours of ginger and miso, but try it yourself.
Normally Beef stroganoff is laden with cream and carbs either mash potato, noodle or rice. What I like about this recipe it uses Zucchini noodles and is served with green beans, keeping it low in carbs. The creams is low fat sour cream, so you still get the silkyness of the cream but with less calories.
Having a healthy slice on the run is great on those busy days. When I am busy and don’t have time to sit down and eat my go to food to pack in my bag is a healthy slice. I have various ones in my recipe repator with eggs cheese as base and bacon, but I found one that has the super foods Zucchini, Kale and quinoa you should try. This is a great vegetarian option for the whole family.
Easter celebration food like many other occasions throughout the year food plays a major part in the event. Traditionally Easter Sunday marks the end of lent, a period of traditionally 40 days of fasting. In these modern times people choose to give up a favourite food instead. My thoughts would be why not consider giving up alcohol, sugar or smoking for 40 days, these being the biggest contributors to new lifestyle diseases.
But I digress, this article is about Easter Celebration Food. Eggs symbolise rebirth and new life at Easter. Chocolate now is commonly associated with Easter with the first chocolate egg dating back to the early 1800s. When choosing your Easter Eggs this year, go for the highest quality and dark chocolate if available. You will find they are lower in fat than the compound chocolate eggs.
Hot Cross Buns are small spiced buns made with currants or raisins and other dried fruits, marked with a cross on top. These are traditionally eaten on Good Friday. This Easter why not have go in making your own hot cross buns. Try using wholemeal flour as a healthy alternative or limit to just one of these tasty treats.
Roast Lamb is a popular choice for many people especially the Greeks on Easter Sunday. The tradition of eating roast lamb at Easter comes from the Jewish celebration of Passover, which comes around the same time. Lamb is a great source of protein but can be high in fat so when choosing your lamb consider lamb back strap as it has little or no fat. But if you need to serve a large family the leg of lamb may be the better option. When cooking your leg cook the lamb on a wire rack this will help the fat run off.